Custody Articles

Articles about child custody and conservatorship.
16
May

Standard Possession Order – How it Works in Texas

Texas encourages parents to share parenting time with their children by agreement. When parents do not agree, they must follow the rules in the possession order. The Family Code provides a Standard Possession Order that many parents follow. It is not the only way to share parenting time, but parents should understand the Standard Possession...
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15
May

Conservatorship

The law in Texas encourages both parents to have meaningful relationships with their children. To work toward that goal, the Texas legislature has created a concept known as "Joint Managing Conservatorship," abbreviated as "JMC." This article provides an overview of conservatorship.
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15
May

Modifying a Texas Custody Order

Parents can modify the custodial arrangements for their children at any time by agreement. If they cannot agree, the parent who wants to modify the custody arrangement must convince the judge that there has been a significant change in circumstances that justifies the change and that the change will improve the child's life.
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